Addresses and information on South Carolina small claims courts and money or property case filings.

A person can file a claim in small claims court if he/she has a dispute involving a certain amount of money with another person, company or government agency.

The amount that could be recovered is limited, and it varies from state to state (from $1,500 to 10,000 Dollars.)

Most common claims in small claims courts involve:

  • Auto Accidents - Someone dents your vehicle and refuses to pay for the repairs.
  • Small Loans - Someone refuses to pay you back the money he/she borrowed.
  • Poor Services Rendered - A dry cleaning company ruins your favorite dress and will not pay for or replace it.
  • Defected New Products - Your new chair breaks but the store will not fix it or return your money.
  • Landlord/Tenant Issues - The property owner or landlord refuses to return your security deposit, even after certifying the place was left in in good condition.

Small Claims Courts Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age. (If not, a guardian appointed by the court will sue for the minor.)
  • Be of sound mind or mentally competent. (If not, a guardian appointed by the court will sue for the incapacitated.)
  • No objections are allowed.
  • United States citizen and non-citizens can use the small claims court.
  • There are no juries in small claims courts.
  • Either the plaintiff (the person who is suing) or the defendant (the person being sued) are allowed to speak with an attorney before coming to court, but lawyers are not allowed in the court with you. You must be a Pro Se litigant (represent yourself.)

Hearing dates are usually set on some evenings or on Saturday (once a month.)

Hearing is scheduled within 40 days in most cases (up to 70 days if one litigant does not live in the same county).

Things to bring to court:

Original copies of all papers you need to help prove the case (contracts, letters, rental agreements, canceled checks, deeds, repair bills, IOUs, diagrams, written damage estimates, photographs or even drawings.)

2 photocopies of every original document. (one for the defendant, one for the court)

The piece of clothing or the appliance damaged by the defendant, if that's the case.

Any witness that could help the case. Some judges allow notarized statements by witness that cannot appear in court.


US District Court 223 Park Ave Sw Aiken, SC 29801-3857 Phone:(803) 648-6896

Baxley J Michael Circuit Court Judge 531 E Carolina Ave Hartsville, SC 29550-4311 Phone:(843) 383-4115

Colleton County Clerk of Court 101 Hampton St Walterboro, SC 29488-3926 Phone:(843) 549-5716

Florence County Circuit Court 180 N Irby St Florence, SC 29501-3456 Phone:(843) 665-3045

Georgetown County Circuit Court 715 Prince St Georgetown, SC 29440 Phone:(843) 545-3037

Georgetown County Clerk Court 401 Cleland St Georgetown, SC 29440-3200 Phone:(843) 546-5011

Greenwood County Clerk of Court Greenwood, SC 29646 Phone:(864) 942-8548

Horry County Clerk of Court 9630 Scipio Ln Conway, SC 29526 Phone:(843) 915-5371

Horry County Government Offices Circuit Court Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 Phone:(843) 205-5075

Lexington County Clerk of Court Lexington, SC 29071 Phone:(803) 785-8398

Oconee County Circuit Court 205 W Main St Walhalla, SC 29691-1930 Phone:(864) 638-4280

ORANGEBURG COUNTY CIRCUIT COURTS 190 Gibson St Orangeburg, SC 29115-5463 Phone:(803) 535-2187

Pickens County Clerk of Court 214 E Main St Rm B 220 Pickens, SC 29671-2837 Phone:(864) 898-5862

Richland County Circuit Court Columbia, SC 29201 Phone:(803) 576-3320

U S Government Clerk of Court 901 Richland St Columbia, SC 29201 Phone:(803) 765-5816

U S Government District Court 617 E Mcbee Ave Greenville, SC 29601-2938 Phone:(864) 239-6100

U S Government District Court 300 E Washington St Greenville, SC 29601-2800 Phone:(864) 241-2700

U S Government District Court Federal Bldg Anderson, SC 29621 Phone:(864) 226-9799

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